Doctor Recommended Foot Protection
GlideWear Forefoot Protection Socks are designed for people who have neuropathy, diabetic foot ulcers, toe blisters, and calluses. They use a patented technology to protect your toes and balls of your feet (metatarsal heads) from the friction and shear that cause ulcers, calluses, blisters, and wounds.
“I recommend GlideWear socks to at least five patients every day. Strategic friction reduction is a game changer for many patients with podiatric conditions that are not entirely alleviated by traditional treatments… Patients can tell right away that they are working.”
Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS
Department Chair and Residency Program Director
HealthPartners Medical Group and Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
Why Protecting Diabetic Feet is So Important
Diabetic foot ulcers can lead to months in a walking boot or, worse, partial foot amputation. Up to 70% of people with diabetes have or will develop nerve damage (“neuropathy”), which puts them at higher risk for an ulcer. Ulcers, which often start out as calluses or redness, can go from non-existent to debilitating in a very short time. They’re especially common in people with reduced sensation in their feet. If you can’t feel a pebble in your shoe, for example, the pebble can cause rubbing, skin breakdown, or even an ulcer before you’ve even noticed it’s there.
Diabetic foot ulcers can reduce mobility and quality of life. A diabetic foot ulcer can take months — or even years — to heal. During those months, someone with a diabetic foot ulcers is often in walking boot or cast. Left untreated, diabetic foot ulcers can lead to amputation. Being proactive about foot care is essential. Protect your feet with GlideWear Forefoot Protection Socks
Invest in Proactive Protection
The Forefoot Protection sock combines the comfort of a seamless SmartKnit sock with the protection of GlideWear’s patented, low-friction fabric. GlideWear is a two-layer fabric that absorbs harmful friction and shear between its layers, protecting your feet. The non-binding top of the sock fits comfortably around the ankle and works well for people with diabetes. Seams are very flat and strategically placed away from high-risk areas. The result is a comfortable, breathable sock that protects your forefeet from the friction and shear that causes ulcers, blisters, and calluses.
“I have problems with calluses and I am diabetic with neuropathy. I would try anything to help my feet and what a difference these socks make. My feet feel so good, they are so comfortable! Love them!
Sharon S., GlideWear Forefoot Sock customer
When you buy GlideWear Forefoot Protection Socks, you’re not just buying a pair of socks. You’re buying a tool that reduces the friction and shear that cause debilitating diabetic foot ulcers.
30-Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee & 1 Year Warranty
Try GlideWear socks, risk-free. Put GlideWear to the test. Use your GlideWear Forefoot Protection for up to 30 days, risk free. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, return your GlideWear products for a full refund. We guarantee that GlideWear products will be free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for a period of one year from the original purchase date. Read all guarantee and warranty information.
Don’t wait. Invest in a long-term skin protection solution – buy GlideWear Forefoot Protection Socks today.
Review case studies of patients with difficult-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers and calluses. Note: Contain images of wounds.
- Preventing Pressure Injuries: Intervention with the Adjunctive Treatment of a Textile Friction Reduction Material. Frank Aviles, Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, Natchitoches, LA.
- Does Friction/Shear Reducing Low Friction Fabric in Total Contact Cast (TCC) and Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker (CROW) Enhance Wound Healing and Safety? Jan Chevrette, FNP-CWOCN, CFCN, Regions Wound Clinic, St. Paul, MN; Ulrich Schmidt, CPO, Winkley Orthotics & Prosthetics, Minneapolis, MN.
- Using Strategic Friction Reduction to Prevent and Treat Pressure Injuries. Sheila Howes-Trammel, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWCN, CCCN, CFCN, CLNC, Hennepin Country Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.
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